Myrrh is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records, an ancient Egyptian list of 877 prescriptions and recipes dating back to the 16th century B.C.
Myrrh, a symbol of suffering was one of the three gifts believed to have been offered to the infant Jesus by the Magi.
Myrrh is used medicinally by the Arabian people for many skin conditions such as chapped cracked skin, and wrinkles.
The ancient Egyptians used Myrrh in the embalming process so it could accompany the soul to the afterlife .
As a spiritual essential oil Myrrh can be used to strengthen the bond between the crown and base chakras. It’s also said to help one to stay present and not stress about the future. Myrrh oil is wonderful for promoting spiritual awareness.
The key actions of Myrrh:
In Ayurvedic medicine Myrrh is used as a tonic, aphrodisiac, and to cleanse the blood. It also has a reputation for improving the human intellect. Myrrh is widely used in the Middle East and India for treatment of mouth, gum, throat, and digestive ailments.
Externally, Myrrh’s antiseptic actions make it a useful treatment for acne, boils, and mild inflammatory skin issues.